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2024 ANNUAL MEETING – AGENDA

MAY 6-8 IN PINEWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA

FRIDAY, MAY 3 – SATURDAY, MAY 4:

BirdFest Bluegrass Music Festival (Weekend Pass Included in POMA Annual Meeting Registration)

SUNDAY, MAY 5:

Be Sure to Arrive by Sunday. Events will kick off Bright and Early Monday Morning!

MONDAY, MAY 6:

6:30 – 7:30am

Registration
(Sponsored by Gun Owners of America)

7:30am – 12:30pm

Field Trips (Bagged Lunch Provided)
(Field Trips Sponsored by Santee Cooper Country, Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sumter. Lunch Sponsored by Alabama Black Belt Adventures.)

1 – 1:30pm

Membership Meeting

1:45 - 2:30pm

Wild Game Cooking Demo
(Sponsored by Chef Danny Hieronymus of Hieronymus Provisions)

2:45 – 4:45pm

Speed Meetings (Bring Lots of Business Cards and Your “Elevator Pitch”)

5 – 6pm

Keynote Speaker – Bud Johnson
“The Ai (re)Evolution: Transforming Outdoor Media from Survival to Revival”
(Sponsored by Repputation Marketing)

7 – 10pm

Welcome Dinner – Low Country Boil with Band Joseph Michael Music
(Sponsored by Santee Cooper Country and Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce)

TUESDAY, MAY 7:

6 am

Product Showcase Set Up for Corporate Partners

7 – 8am

Breakfast
(Sponsored By The National Wild Turkey Federation with Coffee by Caliber Coffee)

8am – 11:30pm

Product Showcase

12 – 1:30pm

Lunch
(Sponsored by Riton Optics)

1:30 – 3:30pm

Content Creation Sessions

Medic Up Consulting: Explore vital first aid techniques within the context of hunting, fishing and outdoor sports. Specifically, the application of tourniquets, the process of wound packing and the use of chest seals. These critical skills are essential for emergency response scenarios often encountered in outdoor activities and will be thoroughly discussed to equip participants with life-saving knowledge.

Riton Optics: It’s Not Your Scope, It’s You. Optics take a lot of blame when it comes to getting dialed in on a rifle setup. The sad truth is, you should probably be giving your scope the same line you gave your ex, “it’s not you, it’s me.” Learn the biggest mistakes you’re making with optics so you can quit making them.

3:30 – 4pm

Break
(Sponsored by National Bowhunter Education Foundation)

4 – 6pm

Content Creation Sessions

Pulsar: This isn’t Predator (the movie,) this is real life, and thermal imaging is much better than Hollywood circa 1987! Whether hunting predators or feral hogs, nighttime is the right time. Thermal isn’t night vision; it’s 24-hour heat-seeking vision, but it’s true: post-sunset adventures will never be the same after you experience thermal optics. Learn how thermal technology works and the growing list of applications they serve, and get first-hand experience with our flagship thermal imagers. We’re going to OWN the night. Are you game?

Taurus: Findings the Right Carry for Every Occasion. As we go about our day-to-day lives, we find ourselves in various environments, each with its own unique requirements for defensive options and the means to carry them. In this presentation, we'll explore different platforms and why they might be better suited for specific situations. Additionally, we'll discuss how to carry safely and ensure they remain readily available in the event of a defensive circumstance.

6:30 – 8pm

Dinner
(Sponsored by Palmetto State Armory)

8 – 9pm

Awards Ceremony
(Sponsored by Murray Road Agency)

After-Hours Networking

Campfire and Beer Tasting from Local Breweries
(Sponsored by Murray Road Agency)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

6am

Corporate Partners Set Up for Range Day

7 – 8am

Breakfast
(Sponsored by Taurus with Coffee by Caliber Coffee)

8:30am – 12:30pm

Range Day
(Sponsored by The National Shooting Sports Foundation)

1 – 2:30pm

Lunch
(Sponsored by the City of Sumter)

2:30 – 4pm

Educational Breakout Sessions
(Sponsored by GunBroker.com)

GunBroker.com
: Struggling for fresh story angles? Looking to stand out when pitching editors? Let data be your friend. GunBroker.com analytics can be a treasure trove of interesting story angles and ideas. Join the GunBroker.com team as they deliver an overview of gear trends impacting the outdoors, what people are shopping and other interesting tidbits you can use to drive content. Best of all? They’re more than happy to help, always free of charge.

Murray Road Agency:
From Scroll-Stopper to Share-Worthy: Strategies for Creating Engaging Social Media Content
Discover invaluable strategies and insights to elevate your video content on social media. Learn to create narratives that resonate with viewers, optimize videos for different platforms, and utilize creative techniques to drive engagement and conversions.

4 – 4:30pm

Break
(Sponsored by Booth Media Group)

4:30 – 6pm

Educational Breakout Sessions
(Sponsored by Whitetails Unlimited)

National Wild Turkey Federation: Investing in Wild Turkey Research. The NWTF was founded in 1973 as a research organization, and research for wild turkeys is still playing a major role in the work of the NWTF more than 50 years later. Since June of 2022, the NWTF and partners have funded more than $12 million in research through more than 25 states and 30 research entities. Also, the NWTF recently announced its dedication to ensuring wild turkey research continues long into the future by investing in higher education.

Panel Discussion: Attendees will also get to attend a panel discussion regarding how to get the most out of your POMA membership. Both media and corporate partners will be featured, and the discussion will be focused on how they can work together to form mutually beneficial relationships.

6:30 – 8pm

Dinner
(Sponsored by South Carolina Waterfowl Association)

8 – 9pm

POMA Fundraising Auction
(Sponsored by Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation)

After-Hours Networking

Campfire and Beer Truck
(Sponsored by Pulsar)

Media Registration

Corporate Partner Registration

Travel & Lodging

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